Turkish court orders Facebook to block pages 'insulting' Islam

By: Gizbot Bureau

A Turkish court has ordered Facebook to block pages deemed blasphemous, threatening to shut down the social media network indefinitely if it ignores the directive, state media said today.

The ruling came after Turkish prosecutors investigated the social media pages following a deadly attack on the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on January 7.

Turkish court orders Facebook to block pages 'insulting' Islam

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The court ruled yesterday that Facebook would be shut down altogether in Turkey if it fails to implement the order, state-run Anatolia news agency reported. Earlier this month Turkish daily newspaper Cumhuriyet printed a selection of cartoons in a show of solidarity with Charlie Hebdo.

Soon after, Turkish prosecutors opened an investigation into two Cumhuriyet columnists who ran the controversial cartoons in their columns.

Source: PTI

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